Sometimes I feel like a prophet. Ever since it was announced Paradise Lost was being lined up for a big budget movie version, I’ve been waiting for the moment the studio would get cold feet about spending loads of cash on a massive movie based on a 17th Century poem, in which Satan/Lucifer is one of the most sympathetic characters.
Now that day is here, as while director Alex Proyas has already cast the likes of Bradley Cooper, Benjamin Walker, Casey Affleck, Rufus Sewell and Djimon Hounsou and was planning on shooting early next year, the project has now been put on hold due to worries over the costs. Deadline reports the film will no longer shoot in January while the producers look at ways of trimming the budget.
Apparently it was when the budget went past $120 million that the money men started getting antsy, and so they’re not looking at ways to make it cheaper. Rather like with The Lone Ranger, which found itself in a very similar situation earlier this year, this won’t be the end for the movie, with everyone busily rejigging their schedules in the next few days.
General movie news courtesy of Movie Muser